Joedoe

★★★★★
  • 45 E 1st St

    New York, NY 10003

    Cross street: nr. Second Ave.

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  • 212-780-0262

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Mon, Wed-Thu, 5pm-11pm; Fri, 5pm-midnight; Sat, 11am-4pm, 5pm-midnight; Sun, 11am-4pm, 5pm-11pm; Tue, closed

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The chef and waitress threatened to HIT me upon exiting. Yes - you read that right - the chef waited for our table outside and came right up to my face and threatened to "shove his foot up my ass."

Mind you - I'm a successful,

3
★★★★★

The chef and waitress threatened to HIT me upon exiting. Yes - you read that right - the chef waited for our table outside and came right up to my face and threatened to "shove his foot up my ass."

Mind you - I'm a successful,

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I loved this place. Cozy, friendly and everything was great. From the fried chickpea starter to a really impressive pork belly. If I lived in Manhattan I'd be there all the time.

3
★★★★★

I loved this place. Cozy, friendly and everything was great. From the fried chickpea starter to a really impressive pork belly. If I lived in Manhattan I'd be there all the time.

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Tucked into a cozy space on the lower east side, JoeDoe restaurant takes pride in their inventive menu, moving the art of the gastropub forward. With a seasonally changing menu, there??s still time to catch their winter specials, including flatbreads with pesto or fresh Florida frog legs. I split these two appetizers, which were both very tasty, especially if you don??t have a problem with your frog legs being attached to a torso, not letting you forget that yes, you are eating a frog. For the main course, I split the rabbit entre, highlighted by a red basmati rice with almonds. The flavors of the rabbit and rice complimented each other perfectly, with the almonds providing a crunchy change of texture.

A drink goes well with any meal, but at JoeDoe, a ??prepared beer? is a must. With names like Hipster BBQ, it took careful analysis of each concoction??s ingredients before landing on the Dirty Snowman. Wayerbacher Winter Ale, cognac, and coco come together perfectly in your mouth, especially if you are able to pick up a few of the hazelnuts that crust the glass. I was also able to sample the Mexican Pinecone, which tasted like something you would get in a Mexican restaurant, but like in a good way.

JoeDoe ?? good food, great date spot, not cheap, but definitely reasonable.

2
★★★★★

Tucked into a cozy space on the lower east side, JoeDoe restaurant takes pride in their inventive menu, moving the art of the gastropub forward. With a seasonally changing menu, there??s still time to catch their winter specials, including flatbreads with pesto or fresh Florida frog legs. I split these two appetizers, which were both very tasty, especially if you don??t have a problem with your frog legs being attached to a torso, not letting you forget that yes, you are eating a frog. For the main course, I split the rabbit entre, highlighted by a red basmati rice with almonds. The flavors of the rabbit and rice complimented each other perfectly, with the almonds providing a crunchy change of texture.

A drink goes well with any meal, but at JoeDoe, a ??prepared beer? is a must. With names like Hipster BBQ, it took careful analysis of each concoction??s ingredients before landing on the Dirty Snowman. Wayerbacher Winter Ale, cognac, and coco come together perfectly in your mouth, especially if you are able to pick up a few of the hazelnuts that crust the glass. I was also able to sample the Mexican Pinecone, which tasted like something you would get in a Mexican restaurant, but like in a good way.

JoeDoe ?? good food, great date spot, not cheap, but definitely reasonable.

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Came here for Brunch with some friends. It is a small place and we were expecting a long wait so we got there at 11:30 and got a table quickly. The food was very unique. There were some vegetarian options- The Challah French toast was delicious especailly with the bananas fosters.

4
★★★★☆

Came here for Brunch with some friends. It is a small place and we were expecting a long wait so we got there at 11:30 and got a table quickly. The food was very unique. There were some vegetarian options- The Challah French toast was delicious especailly with the bananas fosters.

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We were a foursome, not crowded and we all LOVED the food. We tried a little of everything, specials, etc. and everything was wonderful. The dishes were not the same thing you see on every menu in the city, and it's a great, idiosyncratic place.
But - the chef/owner glared at us from the stove, leaving us to guess what was our infraction - not appreciating enough (we were effusive), asking for meat to be heated up (not cooked more), etc. Rule one of business, don't show you dislike your clients/customers even if you do. Don't be so darned humorless!!

2
★★★★☆

We were a foursome, not crowded and we all LOVED the food. We tried a little of everything, specials, etc. and everything was wonderful. The dishes were not the same thing you see on every menu in the city, and it's a great, idiosyncratic place.
But - the chef/owner glared at us from the stove, leaving us to guess what was our infraction - not appreciating enough (we were effusive), asking for meat to be heated up (not cooked more), etc. Rule one of business, don't show you dislike your clients/customers even if you do. Don't be so darned humorless!!

Pros: Wonderful food - things you won't find on (m)any other menus

Cons: Chef glaring at us.

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I'd heard about this new restaurant but like most NYers I was little skeptical. I mean, how much different can it be? I'm happy to say I was pleasantly surprised. The owner was really cool and the food was amazing! There was this one girl there who seemed to be doing EVERYTHING, from the bar to hostess but she was really nice too. My date had the beef and I had these hush puppy thingys that were delish! I'm definitely going back!

2
★★★★★

I'd heard about this new restaurant but like most NYers I was little skeptical. I mean, how much different can it be? I'm happy to say I was pleasantly surprised. The owner was really cool and the food was amazing! There was this one girl there who seemed to be doing EVERYTHING, from the bar to hostess but she was really nice too. My date had the beef and I had these hush puppy thingys that were delish! I'm definitely going back!

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I am blessed to live in JoeDoe's neighborhood, so have frequented this new establishment through two seasons! I was very sad to see the summer menu fall with the leaves, but what evolves next keeps me coming back. Everything's farm fresh, and the staff can tell you where they specially source everything, even the milk. Have had both brunches & dinners-- clever & delicious flavor pairings. Cocktails are really yummy ("Kool Place!") and fun to hang out at their bar. Dessert is to die for-- banana-bread sundae, Wildflower Honey Custard!

2
★★★★★

I am blessed to live in JoeDoe's neighborhood, so have frequented this new establishment through two seasons! I was very sad to see the summer menu fall with the leaves, but what evolves next keeps me coming back. Everything's farm fresh, and the staff can tell you where they specially source everything, even the milk. Have had both brunches & dinners-- clever & delicious flavor pairings. Cocktails are really yummy ("Kool Place!") and fun to hang out at their bar. Dessert is to die for-- banana-bread sundae, Wildflower Honey Custard!

Pros: Highest quality ingredients, delicious flavor pairings

Cons: Banana Bread Sundae was wayyy tooo big, and I ate it all!

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Finally, I was able to follow the honey custard from Joe's old place to his new place (ie JoeDoe). The chef's perspective is apparent: refined but unpretentious dishes and casual but quality service. The menu changes really often, so it's not the kind of place to go "in the mood" for your favorite dish, but once you know that, it's exciting to experience new dishes all the time. Recommend the Veev cured scallop, heirloom tomato salad and cod entree. The flavor combinations are unexpected and never disappoint. The portions are slightly enormous, so go with an empty stomach! The place is small; once it's on the radar there will be a wait for sure.

2
★★★★☆

Finally, I was able to follow the honey custard from Joe's old place to his new place (ie JoeDoe). The chef's perspective is apparent: refined but unpretentious dishes and casual but quality service. The menu changes really often, so it's not the kind of place to go "in the mood" for your favorite dish, but once you know that, it's exciting to experience new dishes all the time. Recommend the Veev cured scallop, heirloom tomato salad and cod entree. The flavor combinations are unexpected and never disappoint. The portions are slightly enormous, so go with an empty stomach! The place is small; once it's on the radar there will be a wait for sure.

Pros: Food, service, ambience/decor.

Cons: Big portions (not a con depending who you are)

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Very impressed with flavor combinations and new twists on some classic american cuisine.

Highly recommend the Pork Belly, Chicken Parm, and Honey Custard for dessert.

Top notch.

2
★★★★★

Very impressed with flavor combinations and new twists on some classic american cuisine.

Highly recommend the Pork Belly, Chicken Parm, and Honey Custard for dessert.

Top notch.

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Ok...so....Im not exaggerating when I say this, but this is the best new restaurant in NY. The food is very unique and very flavorful. The ambiance very casual and the service was outstanding. Its really amazing that a new restaurant really has themselves together like this! I would recommend the lobster,corn, bacon appetizer and the Veal Chop Entree. The chef informed us that the menu would change quiet often, which makes me want to go back as soon as possible. For dessert, we had the wildflower honey custard, which was sweet yet salty, just absolutely delicious and very unique! All I can say is that everyone better get there fast cause this place will be packed very soon!

2
★★★★★

Ok...so....Im not exaggerating when I say this, but this is the best new restaurant in NY. The food is very unique and very flavorful. The ambiance very casual and the service was outstanding. Its really amazing that a new restaurant really has themselves together like this! I would recommend the lobster,corn, bacon appetizer and the Veal Chop Entree. The chef informed us that the menu would change quiet often, which makes me want to go back as soon as possible. For dessert, we had the wildflower honey custard, which was sweet yet salty, just absolutely delicious and very unique! All I can say is that everyone better get there fast cause this place will be packed very soon!

Pros: exceptional food, amazing service

Cons: they dont take reservations :(

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This cozy, 30-seat nook, with its big wood bar and high barstools, fits in nicely with a stretch of East First Street that's somewhat of a comfort-food row. The menu covers a lot of ground, and despite the international influences, is…

 

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